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BBB Jury Members – 12th BBB Short Film Festival

BBB Jury is a team of well established professionals in the film industry coming from different fields. Through consensus they are responsible to select the BBB Best Film winner, the BBB First Entry winner (debut film) and give one special mention each for their preferable film according to their personal judgement.

BBB JURY

Burcu Biricik

Burcu Biricik

Burcu Biricik was born on May 4th, 1989, in Antalya. Burcu Biricik decided to become a professional actress after she was awarded in a theatre festival that she attended during her high school years.

While she was studying bachelor of Archaeology at Ege University, Burcu Biricik attended acting trainings in Bornova Municipal City Theatre. She took part in various onstage and backstage roles. Then, she ranked first in a talent contest she attended in İstanbul.

Recently, she has been the starring actress in “Kuzgun”, “Kırmızı Oda” and the Netflix drama-thriller “Fatma”. We keep watching her on the screen via her newly released movie “İnsanlar İkiye Ayrılır” and TV series “Camdaki Kız” which is in its second season.

This year, Burcu Biricik has been awarded “The Best Actress Of The Year Award” and “Türk Sinemasını Geçmişten Geleceğe Taşıyanlar Award”. In 2019, Biricik won “The Best Starring Actress Of The Year” and won “The Best TV-Series Actress Of The Year” in 2017.

The successful actress continues to make a name of herself by playing various characters in the television and cinema world.

Luàna Bajrami

Luàna Bajrami

Luàna Bajrami discovered the sets at ten.
Self-taught, she acquires experience as an actress with different filmmakers, while practicing writing, editing, and directing.

In 2019, she directed her first short film financed In Summer Rippen Berries and her first feature film: The Hill where Lionesses Roar. Strong of a double French-Kosovar culture, she mainly deals with the condition of youth through a rather universal prism. Her next feature film is currently in development.

This year, as an actress, she was at the Venice Film Festival to present “Happening” a french movie which won the Golden Lion Award. Also, her first feature film “The Hill Where Lionesses Roar” was screened at the 2021 Director’s Fortnight of Cannes Film Festival.

Drita Llolla

Drita Llolla

Drita Llolla is an activist from Montenegro who advocates for sustainable development and European cultural values. She was active in the Western Balkan region, implementing projects in the art field but not only. In 2015, she decided to return to Montenegro, and lead a grassroots initiative called iACT. She is known as the director of Seanema – Art for Social Change, a platform that combines cinema and activism, including organisation of an annual thematic film festival, film educational activities for young people from Montenegro and beyond, and awareness raising campaigns on relevant topics such as environmental sustainability and human and minority rights.

In 2017, she established a film production company, and is now working as a film producer as well (e.g. her recent project is the Slovenian-Kosovan-Serbian-Montenegrin co-production, documentary film “Reconciliation” by Marija Zidar, which recently premiered at the CPH:DOX Copenhagen, and was awarded BalkanDox at the Dokufest in Kosovo).

In 2019, she participated in the SOFA – School of Film Advancement program with a project that foresees establishing the first Art House Cinema in Montenegro, in her hometown Ulqin / Ulcinj. Other than the above, her educational background consists of a MSc in Pharmacy from the University of Medicine in Albania, and is currently pursuing a second MSc in Science and Technology in Society at the University of Edinburgh as a Chevening scholar.